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(Now) + present perfect

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:19 am
by khaledwawa
In the following sentence: (source: English for starters)
((I’m so angry with my brother. He took my new football to the park yesterday, and now he’s lost it.))
Does it make any sense to use (now) with the present perfect?
Thank you.

Re: (Now) + present perfect

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:46 am
by Alan
Yes, it does. In fact, contrary to what you might expect, 'now' can occur as modifier to a wide range of tense-forms, including even the simple past (in which case it has, of course, a relative meaning).